Nesbitt: Lunchtime Slime

Who knew slime could be so profitable! That’s what the Grade 5 and 6 students at Nesbitt daycare discovered this past February when they held a lunchtime fundraiser for the “We Scare Hunger Campaign” by selling homemade slime! One Wednesday afternoon, the Grades 5 and 6 students in the Nesbitt daycare WE Club, went to…

Carlyle International: Snow Globe Art

On January 23, 2018, the students of Carlyle B.A.S.E. Daycare awoke to interesting news:  a winter storm had cancelled school! It was a snow day! What a wonderful opportunity to capture Canada’s weather in a work of art. We thought about what the city and country looks like in a snowstorm and what we would…

Cedarcrest Goes Green

Chasing away the winter blues is easy with a little green! Cedarcrest B.A.S.E. Daycare loved being Irish for the day and painting their day green on Friday March 16, 2018 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Kindergarteners were spotted stepping out in style with their leprechaun hats and “Froot Loops” necklaces. While other groups were busy…

Our Lady of Pompei: Athletics Heart Day

Taking Care of Your Heart is Very Smart! Heart Month was at the forefront of a recent pedagogical day at Our Lady of Pompei B.A.S.E. Daycare. Concordia Athletics animated physical activities for a healthy heart and daycare educators organized several other fun, heart-themed games and crafts. Students participated in many activities, including making slime in…

Our Lady of Pompei: Let’s Warm the World

This year’s Grade 5 and 6 students chose to make scarves for the homeless to help them stay warm during this cold weather. Even if we made mistakes while knitting, we learned as we worked and we were all so proud when our projects were finished! This particular project made more students want to join…

Our Lady of Pompei: Puppet Show

Cycle 1 and 2 students at Our Lady of Pompei put on a puppet show performance at their last class of the session. They used the paper bag puppets, plate puppets, and minion finger puppets they spent the session creating, to act out mini skits. Students channelled their exuberant energy into their newly acquired improvisation skills…

Green Club: Holidays

Did you know that half of the paper we consume is used to wrap and decorate gifts? (The Recycler’s Handbook, 1990) Holiday waste, like food, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons, contribute up to an additional 1 million tons per week of waste to our landfills. (EPA) For this holiday season, Ms. Julia…

General Vanier: Pollinator Hotels

Grade 4-5-6 students from General Vanier Elementary School discovered the importance of pollinators and the magic of the honeybee! It turns out that not all bugs are pests, and that some insects are essential in order for our gardens and urban ecosystems to thrive. Even scary bugs like spiders eat other pests, and others, like…

Cedarcrest: Art-Tastic Fun!

Hania Souleiman, B.A.S.E. Daycare Animator My approach to the Art-tastic class is to introduce students to different artists every week and to plan an art activity inspired by the artist of the week. I choose an artist based on their colourful palette, their expressive forms and whimsical lines, to which young children can relate. Joan…